The Perfect Guide of How to spend a week in Lefkada.
Lefkada, also known as Lefkas, is a captivating Greek island located in the Ionian Sea. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters, picturesque beaches, and charming villages, it is no wonder that Lefkada has become a popular destination for travelers seeking a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural experiences.
Lefkada is also a paradise for nature lovers and beach enthusiasts. The island offers a perfect getaway for a week-long vacation. If you're planning a trip to this beautiful island, here's a suggested itinerary to make the most of your time exploring Lefkada, in a week's visit:
Day 1: Arrival in Lefkada Town
Start your adventure by arriving in Lefkada Town, the capital of the island. After you settle into your accommodation, try to take a stroll along the picturesque harbor and explore the narrow streets (kantounia) lined with traditional houses.
Don't forget to enjoy dinner at a local taverna, you will find many on the central market, most of them they offer genuine Greek style menu with really affordale prices. Have a look at the menu upon the entrance, and just give it a go!
Visit the Agia Mavra Castle, a medieval fortress that offers panoramic views of the town and the surrounding area. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the local tavernas and immerse yourself in the island's warm hospitality.
Day 2: Beach Day - Porto Katsiki
On your second day, spend it at Porto Katsiki, one of the most famous beaches in Lefkada, and Greece in general. With its dramatic cliffs, white pebbles, and crystal-clear waters, Porto Katsiki is a true natural wonder. Spend the day sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling in this idyllic setting. Explore the nearby cliffs for breathtaking views, and don't forget to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking views.
Day 3: Explore Vassiliki and Agiofylli Beach
Vassiliki, located on the southern coast of Lefkada, is a paradise for windsurfing and sailing enthusiasts. Spend the day exploring the charming village, browsing through the local shops, and enjoying a meal at one of the waterfront restaurants. If you're feeling adventurous, you can also try your hand at windsurfing or rent a boat to explore the nearby hidden coves.
At only a couple of kilometers (1,8 miles) you can visit Agiofylli beach, a really beauiful and idyllic beach of the south coast of the island, where the scenery is magnificent and the waters are really amazing.
Day 4: Waterfalls and Nature - Nidri and Dimosari Waterfalls
Escape the beach for a day and venture into the lush greenery of Lefkada's interior. Visit Nidri, a vibrant town known for its lively atmosphere and beautiful waterfalls. Take a hike to the Dimosari Waterfalls, where you can swim in the refreshing natural pools and admire the cascading water. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature and enjoy a picnic surrounded by the sounds of birds and the scent of pine trees.
Day 5: Mountain Villages - Karya, Exanthia and Englouvi
Discover the traditional mountain villages of Karya and Exanthia, nestled in the heart of Lefkada. Explore the narrow cobblestone streets, visit the local churches, and admire the traditional stone houses. Don't miss the chance to taste the local delicacies, such as the famous Lefkadian lentils of Englouvi, and the sweet ladopita of Karya. Immerse yourself in the authentic Greek culture and experience the warm hospitality of the locals.
Especially for those visiting end of July to mid August, don't miss out the famous traditional festivals together with the traditional wedding of Karya.
Day 6: Discover the West Coast - Egremni Beach and Kathisma Beach
Explore the breathtaking west coast of Lefkada, known for its stunning beaches and dramatic cliffs. Start your day at Egremni Beach, a secluded paradise accessible only by boat or a long staircase. Relax on the golden sands, swim in the crystal-clear waters, and soak up the sun in this idyllic setting. In the afternoon, head to Kathisma Beach, a popular spot for water sports and beach bars. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail while watching the mesmerizing sunset over the Ionian Sea.
Day 7: Relaxation and Sunset in Agios Nikitas
End your week in Lefkada with a day of relaxation in Agios Nikitas, a charming coastal village on the island's west coast. Spend the day lounging on the sandy beach, swimming in the calm waters, and exploring the quaint streets filled with shops and tavernas. In the evening, make your way to the cliffside viewpoint to witness a breathtaking sunset over the sea, painting the sky in shades of orange and pink.
With its stunning beaches, charming villages, and vibrant culture, Lefkada offers a perfect destination for a week-long getaway. Follow this suggested itinerary to make the most of your time on this beautiful Greek island and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Additional Tips on How to Spend a week in Lefkada, join our unique guided tours:
- Explore Local Cuisine: Don't miss out on trying local dishes and join our traditional rustic bread cooking class.
- Speedboat Tours: Consider joining our amazing boat tours to nearby islands like Meganisi, Kalamos and Kastos or exploring the famous secluded beaches of the west coast, like Egremni and Porto Katsiki.
- ATV/Quad Tours: If you're into moto sports, you have to definitely try our ATV tours, and explore the hidden side of Lefkada.
- e-bike and Moutain Bike tours: if you want to keep your shape during holiday, then our e-fat bike tours on the mountain of Lefkada is a unique chance to excercise and see the unknown and abandoned villages of Lefkada. Don't miss it out!
- Hiking tours: Lefkada island has an amazing evergreen nature ready to be explored, if you want to walk in Lefkada and explore then our hiking tour is one of the best activities to do on your holiday!
- Road Trips: Our small group road trips by car, are suitable for those who visit Lefkada without a car, and they want to visit the famous parts, like beaches of the west coast, and maybe some villages.
Adjust the itinerary based on your preferences and the specific activities or locations that interest you the most. Lefkada offers a perfect blend of relaxation, natural beauty, and cultural exploration.
So come join us for an unforgettable day in paradise!
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